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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Surprise Gift

Douglas was full of surprises through the years !! I think nothing pleased him more than doing something that was totally unexpected by me !! I came home from a trip in the spring of 1980 and here was a brand new Cougar sitting in the garage !! He had put this beautiful Mother's Day card underneath the windshield wiper blade. A new car for Mother's Day ?? Well, the envelope told the tale -- I would be reminded of this gift for several holidays thereafter when there was no gift in sight !!